Me Biosciences Optimal Performance and Health Panel is designed to provide you the insights on your body's current baseline performance. This is a great starting point, a tool to give you the knowledge of where you are today and the trailhead for the journey ahead.
Our panel includes the following tests:
Vitamin D: Vitamin D is a prohormone that regulates calcium in our bodies and in the mineralization of our bones, and it can play a protective role against certain cancers, the development of diabetes, and the development and progression of heart disease. Vitamin D deficiencies are associated with hyperinsulinemia, increased belly fat, and skin issues like psoriasis and acne.
hsCRP: hsCRP is a highly sensitive quantification of C-Reactive Protein (CRP), an acute-phase protein released into the blood by the liver during inflammation, which has been associated with the presence of heart disease.
HbA1c: HbA1c is a reference to glycated hemoglobin, which occurs when hemoglobin, a protein within red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout your body, joins with glucose in the blood. Measuring HbA1c provides an overall picture of what average blood sugar levels have been over a period of weeks/months.
Triglycerides, Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, VLDL: These are all lipids (fats and fatty substances) that are found in blood, stored in tissues, and used as an energy source by the body. They're a critical part of cells and keep the body functioning normally. HDL is the "good" cholesterol while LDL is the "bad" cholesterol. Lipid disorders, such as high cholesterol, may lead to life-threatening illnesses, such as coronary artery disease, heart attack, or stroke.
Testosterone: Testosterone, or T, is the primary sex hormone in men, although it is produced in both men and women. It is responsible for health and well-being in adults, and serum T levels can be affected by adverse health conditions and stress.
Cortisol: The primary stress hormone released by the adrenal glands that fine-tunes our response to the stress of everyday living.
Progesterone: Progesterone is a sex hormone that regulates a women's menstrual cycle and pregnancy, and it is also a metabolic intermediate in the production of other endogenous steroid hormones, including sex hormones and corticosteroids. Progesterone plays an important role in brain function as a neurosteroid.